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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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first planted tank

So this is my first attempt at a planted tank..
4 weeks into it.
60g
48L 24 deep
coral life duel HO t5 48" with 10000k bulb and 6700K
low and mod plants.
root tabs
liquid fetrs
and daily API co2 booster
non co2
25 neon tetras
3 angles
3 zebra

looking for any help to make improvements or changes.. thank to all that could offer anything more to make this new hobby a happy and long one.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 02:10 AM
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1. look into dry ferts better and cheaper
for low lights i like the s, repens even though it grows slow it will spread
as far a scaping do what u like after all your tank
good start
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I havnt heard about the dry ferts? where can I find out more about them?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2014, 04:44 PM
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Dry ferts are definitely a good option in the long run. I started with the Seachem series of liquid ferts and had burned through a bottle of phosphates in just a couple weeks. Instead, a half pound of KH2PO4 was about the same price as the Seachem bottle and I've not made a visible dent in it over the past 3 months, haha.

You made some good plant choices! Wisteria is basically a weed and you'll be hacking that thing back in no time, haha. The anubias and swords will be nice when they grow in. As far as the hardscape, might be better with the two pieces of wood next to each other instead of two separate chunks? It seems there's no focal point in this tank and the eye is just drawn back and forth between the two pieces of wood. Perhaps move them both to one side or the other. And I would suggest moving the heater next to a filter intake. That should help circulate the heat and also remove one vertical line from the center of the tank.

I do like that wood a lot though! Really neat shapes and the moss is nice on it! Seems like you really did your homework on this one!

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Hope to get a new tank (or two) up soon...
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